Many young people have not yet learned what they can’t do. They look at the world, see what needs to be changed and they change it. TakingOnTheGiant.com promotes the ideas and accomplishments of young people, from middle school to the middle twenties, who are transforming their passions into successful inventions, charities, foundations, businesses and movements. These stories deserve telling, which can inspire other young people to pursue their dreams.
|February 16, 2016A HS Freshman’s Cancer Breakthrough Jack Andraka was a high school freshman in 2012 when a close family friend died of pancreatic cancer. Deeply affected, he was motivated to read up on the disease and found that diagnosis is usually in a late stage when treatment is ineffective and there is a very low survival rate. Jack was shocked […]Read more...|
|August 12, 2015The Pallet Kingdom – giving new life to pallets and peopleBased in Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, they had a new business and a limited budget, so when Gabriel sat on their only desk and broke it, Adriana’s frugal innovation swept into action. She bought a circular saw and built a table from unwanted shipping pallets from a nearby construction site. After a friend offered […]Read more...|
|August 11, 2015Rosia Montana: Preserving Patrimony for Sustainable DevelopmentRosia Montana is a small mining town located in The Rosiei Valley in Romania. The gold mine that the town is situated next to contains Europe largest gold deposit, which has been exploited since Roman times. The town and its gold mine became the catalysts for Romania’s largest environmental protest movement since the fall of […]Read more...|
|July 7, 2015Harvard wasn’t worth giving up his booming companyFor Mubarak Muyika, being an entrepreneur seemed natural. The young Kenyan first started taking business classes in high school. Orphaned at a young age, he lived in Bungoma County with adoptive parents, who owned a publishing and distribution company called Acrodile Publishers. While working for the company, Mubarak noticed it lacked a powerful website through […]Read more...|
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